Sunday, October 12

Get Cultured: The Louvre Atlanta

Starting this Sunday October 12th, the most notorious art museum in the world, the Louvre, will be displaying some of their works in Atlanta at the High Museum of Art. If you have any interest in art whatsoever, this is a must-see. The Louvre (pictured above) is the highest-revered art museum in the world! Therefore, it should be of no surprise that this exhibit will host a wide array of the most critically-acclaimed works of art in history. Each year for the past three years, the Louvre has been hosting an exhibit at the High Museum. This year, the exhibit, entitled: The Louvre and the Masterpiece, will focus on what constitutes a "masterpiece," and how a "masterpiece" can exist in even the most early and indigenous forms of art. Some of the exhibits highlights are

"The Astronomer" by Johannes Vermeer demonstrates how changing tastes and scholarship affect the definition a masterpiece.

In stark contrast is Guillaume Voiriot's "Portrait of a Woman Holding a Booklet," once considered a jewel in the Louvre's collection and now virtually forgotten.

The exhibit also has some early sketches of Michelangelo and several ancient Islamic and Egyptian sculptures.

The High Museum of Art is located on Peachtree street by the Arts Center train station. Tickets are $18 for adults, $15 for students and senior citizens, and $11 for anyone 17 and under...

HOWEVER, if you have an Fulton County I.D. or a student I.D. from a school in Fulton County, you can get in for FREE on SATURDAYS.

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